Gov't Mule

Donnacha

Distinguished Member
Just spreading the word - if you like your rock bluesy with some Jazz & Soul thrown in, check these guys out - they are the dog's danglies!!

They've just released a live double CD & DVD set (which is on order!!) so that might be a good way to get acquainted.

They are very accomplished players and make some beautiful music.

Cheers
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
I have the "Life Before Insanity" album which is indeed top drawer. Thanks for the heads up on the live set.
 

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
Thanks mate, I'll have to check them out!
 

karkus30

Banned
Make interesting reading do this band, part of the Allman Brothers, apparently the bass player died in 2000, so they have used guest players like Flea from the Chillies.

Cream, Lynyrd Skynyrd stylee Southern blues. Not my scene, but great for anyone into that sound, as you say, very accomplished musicians.
 

Donnacha

Distinguished Member
Karkus30, just noticed your Hetfield avatar - he's a massive fan of this band and actually sings a track (Driving Rain) on the bonus disc of their last studio album "The Deep End Vol2".

Cheers
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by Donnacha
Karkus30, just noticed your Hetfield avatar - he's a massive fan of this band and actually sings a track (Driving Rain) on the bonus disc of their last studio album "The Deep End Vol2".

Cheers

Hes's an 'down home' type of guy, theres quite a lot of that southern sound in Metallica, Unforgiven etc and The Allmans are ledgendary so theres no real suprise.
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
Originally posted by karkus30
Hes's an 'down home' type of guy, theres quite a lot of that southern sound in Metallica, Unforgiven etc and The Allmans are ledgendary so theres no real suprise.

Talking of which, I think that it's in the Unforgiven video that James can be seen wearing a Four Horsemen T shirt. That's another dirty, bluesy, southern boogie type of band that are in the same vein. If a little less sophisticated:D
 

Donnacha

Distinguished Member
I think alot less sophisticated!! The Four Horseman only had one album, right? Rick Rubin produced it. I liked it, but not in the same musicianship league as Govt mule.
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
you're absolutely right of course. but there's no denying that "Rockin' is ma business" does what it says on the tin. Govt Mule are musicians, the Horsemen are/were rockers. I think there's room for both :D
 

Donnacha

Distinguished Member
Rockin' is ma Business was one of the better albums AC/DC never recorded!! I think Rick Rubin probably used this as a trial run before he produced the Ballbreaker album! Did they ever do anything else?
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
Rockin' is ma business is a track from their second album Nobody Said It Was Easy. Sorry if I misled/confused you.

They recorded three albums. The first was self titled, NSIWE was the second and the third was Getting Pretty Good At Barely Getting By. I have only heard NSIWE. They split in '98.
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
I've just come across another band in this vein - Five Horse Johnson. I'm playing their "the last men on earth" album as I type. Definitely more like The Four Horsemen than Govt Mule but worthy of a listen if dirty bluesy rock is your thing.

There's a definite equine connection here isn't there?
 

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